Free Trade Is Dead. Risky ‘Managed Trade’ Is Here.
The old trade order has gone out the window at breathtaking speed. What comes next is very slippery.
Bidenomics Is ‘America First’ With a Brain
Trump’s economic revolution is alive and well—and continuing in abler hands.
Across the North Korean Border in China, an Economic Winter That Never Ends
The pandemic killed hopes of a trade boom.
The Ever Given Crew Are Still Stuck at Sea
Here’s why and what their story means for other seafarers.
State Legislation Might Backfire on U.S.-China Relations
Beijing doesn’t understand local governments are independent of Washington.
Chile’s New Founding Mothers
Chile prepares to elect constitutional authors with 50 percent being women, a global milestone.
Trade Deals Primarily Promote Stability, Not Trade
And the new agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union does the opposite.
To Save American Prosperity, Renew Fast Track
Sure, everybody’s a protectionist now. But there’s a way to both protect U.S. workers and support free trade.
In Colombia, Free Trade Has Come With More Violence
Nearly a decade after signing a deal with the United States, the future in cities like Buenaventura looks worse and worse.
Big Agriculture Is Best
The United States’ industrialized food system moved millions of people out of poverty and is better for the environment, too.
Latin America’s COVID-19 Fiasco Is Also a Crisis of Regional Integration
A spat at Mercosur’s 30th birthday marked a low point for regional cooperation.
Britain Shouldn’t Put Its Money on a Post-Brexit Rapprochement With Africa
Boris Johnson is looking to old U.K. colonies for trade deals, but his government can’t compete with China and won’t get far until it abandons its neocolonial attitudes.
Chinese Belt and Road Investment Isn’t All Bad—or Good
As Sri Lanka shows, when it comes to Chinese debt, small states have agency and great powers have responsibilities.
Meet Today’s Masters of the Universe
“The World for Sale” peels back the cover on the secretive—and sometimes shady—people who make the modern world go around.
U.S.-Iran Talks Will Falter Unless Abdolnaser Hemmati Is at the Table
Unwinding sanctions will be central to reviving the nuclear deal. If the Biden administration wants a lasting solution, it must involve Iran’s central bank governor.
America Needs a Supercharged Space Program
It could build entire industries, create new jobs, green the economy—and unite the country behind a common purpose.